Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. London
  4. West End London
  5. Soho

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

4.5
4.5
3913 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Ham Yard restaurant has a frequently changing menu revolving around the freshest, seasonal ingredients and the best of British produce. Dishes range from house-glazed Ham Yard ham and hand rolled pasta to chilli beans on toast and ice cream sandwiches and not forgetting the ever popular Champagne afternoon teas. Our discerning guests will be tempted back time and again to sample our selection of small bar dishes, including truffled mascarpone and ham melts, pulled pork sliders with chipotle and parsley and cured sea trout with beet and horseradish.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 62 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:30–10:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:45 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 3642 1007

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Joe Fox

  • Private party facilities

    PRIVATE EVENTS & MEETINGS There is a range of private rooms and event spaces at The Ham Yard Hotel. Each of the rooms has striking interiors designed by Kit Kemp and can be personalised to suit the individual style of each event.

  • Private party contact

    events@firmdale.com: 020 7287 4434

  • Area

    Soho

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Piccadilly Circus Underground station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Set Menu

    £35.00 per person

    5 Apr - 31 Aug 2022
    Set Menu 2 courses for £35 or 3 courses for £40 with a glass of champagne
  • Afternoon Tea

    £40.00 per person

    6 Jun - 1 Sept 2022
    Afternoon Tea £40 per person or £52 per person with a glass of Rathfinny Rosé, Sussex 2018

Popular dishes

What 3,913 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • West End London

    Modern European

  • West End London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

Sort by

Filters

  1. TH

    TimHudson

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Punitive £80 cost that the restaurant wanted to impose for a cancellation less than 24 hrs notice as one of our party got Covid so had to find other people to go with to avoid charge - although there were people queuing and waiting for a table. Food was VERY average considering the cost and the service was slow ( but admittedly friendly). Butter served with the bread was off and on the turn, cold food, wrong orders and one of our party had to wait for their meal to be re- cooked. Lovely venue but the average food did not make up for that. Been here in the past and the quality has definitely dropped since last time.
  2. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food: Really lovely food, slightly overpriced. Atmosphere: super energetic and loud Service: service was professional but lacking a genuine happy energy
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly wonderful experience once again, took along some friends who also had a fab time. Cannot recommend this place enough….
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food , good service and due to mix up with the mains order the restaurant made up with free desert and tea which was well received by all guests .
  5. MA

    MichelleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great recommendation on the wine! Totally fabulous lunch
  6. JG

    JaneG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Always good at the Ham Yard, recommend the set menu with free glass of bubbly.
  7. D

    Doris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    For a first afternoon tea, the Ham Yard was a great experience thanks to the outstanding level of attention and service provided, as well as the beautiful décor. The silverware and presentation of dishes were pleasing to the eye, however quality of sandwiches, tea as well as desserts could be better. We expected a much better quality of tea.
  8. DV

    DanV

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience... they ruined a planned surprised, and they charged us for drinks at the end and after they served the tea they asked us to leave and told us the restaurant is closed. Then they told us you can seat in the lobby area but one of the staff came and asked us to leave there. I can't believe how bad the experience was.
  9. MB

    MBL01

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lots of great options. Great Afternoon Teas, wonderful bar , great restaurant.Some good food deals for two courses and a glass of champagne for 35GBP in a wonderful atmosphere and location. Nice indoor and out door eating areas. Classy spot in a high class hotel Hidden gem just off Picadilly Circus.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service - especially the little cake surprise at the end which really make the meal special!
  11. L

    Lizzie

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Disappointed to see that the selection of teas weren’t included in afternoon tea and were a extra £2.50 supplement offering only earl grey and breakfast tea is limiting. Nice choice of sandwiches, cakes and scones. Thank you for my 40th cake it was lovely 💖
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Very good food but service wasn’t great
  13. HO

    HelenaO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ham Yard's Afternoon tea was definitely one of the highlights of my time in London! Such a great experience, and the food and service were out of this world :)
  14. NR

    NicolaR

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It's complicated. This is my go-to special lunch with a friend place. Beautiful decor. Comfortabale and spaced out seating. Professional service. Flavours perfectly balanced. However, I was starving when I left yesterday. The problem was that the portion sizes on the fixed price menu were tiny. A mere sliver of mackerel for a starter (paired with a wonderful cucumber and fennel salad and tangy chilli ketchup); sublime lamb main course but you could have fit the portion of meat in a matchbox. The pudding was fantastic. There simply wasn't enough food, even with a side of potatoes. The waiting staff were, as always, pleasant and efficient. No hint of a wince when we asked for tap water alongside our champagne. When we arrived the person in front of us was offered a menu with calorie values on it. Why weren't we? One final point. Am I the only person who's horrified to find other guests conducting interviews on their laptops. without using headphones, in the bar? Surely this is not acceptable? I understand that hotels need to accommodate people who are working in their public spaces, but an interview? Where everyone passing by can hear the candidate's responses? Really? Rant over. I would definitiely come here again, but probably choose from the main menu next time. Or grab a snack on the way there.
  15. K

    Kowalski

    London

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance but was quiet for fathers day Sunday
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I was really disappointed by the Ham Yard, and continue to be so. I ordered the artichoke dish and the new potatoes were undercooked. Our waiter was attentive, but sometimes overly attentive and intrusive. The decor and the building is beautiful but overall very disappointed by the quality of food and service.
  17. C

    Curlywurly

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place. Go for the interior design. Go for the afternoon tea. Definitely go for the service. Amazing.
  18. DW

    DavidW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. We were treated very well. It is a spacious and relaxed environment.
  19. c

    carolineh

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good value set menu and great wine the sommelier recommended. Wholly recommend
  20. MC

    MargotC

    Hertfordshire

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The set lunch was great value. Food was delicious. Really unusual and delicious vegetarian main course in like a consommé with artichoke and tomatoes. Waiting staff were delightful. Really spacious so you’d table was not too close to anyone .
  21. P

    Poppy19

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service and beautiful place to be. Sitting outside is amazing. Tad expensive.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Disinterested waiter. Had to repeatedly flag down staff to get drinks etc. no one ever checked on us. Not what we expect from a firmdale property.
  23. KW

    KennyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I thought that the set up outside was going to be a balcony/terrace but it was just the ground floor outdoor seating. service was really good and the waitstaff always made sure youre okay. food was meh. the bread of the sandwich seemed a little hard. for $50 USD, I thought the food was going to be better. Would not go again and try another place
  24. T

    Timx11

    New England

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Mediocre food, pre diner drinks arrived after starter, not great value. Our server was brilliant but she was held up by the bar.
  25. ME

    MECJ

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Lovely setting outside in the courtyard but the service was very slow and poor. Our table was booked for 1930 and we didn’t get pudding menus until 2200. Also the food was overbuttered and a little disappointing - shame as have had really good experiences previously
  26. BW

    BenW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good setting, food average for price - better place to just go for a drink.
  27. EW

    EmmaW

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon, good service and a relaxing experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Very average and thereby poor value for money
  30. MM

    MiniMoulais

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic time celebrating a friend’s 40th. Server couldn’t have been more attentive and the surprise “happy 21st” treat went down a storm. Thank you!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 40th birthday, Excellent service, friendly staff that were really attentive to my every need. Create recommendations on the menu.
  32. MS

    MrsS14

    London

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love Ham Yard Hotel - afternoon tea was up to scratch and service was excellent, especially given the challenges hospitality is facing at the moment.
  33. B

    Bridgetr

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Gorgeous setting outside and have been here many times. I had the chicken schnitzel which was average and completely overpriced. My friend had artichoke stew thing which was really salty and again completely overpriced for what it was. Croquettes for starter were good though.
  34. A

    April

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I treated my mother to Afternoon Tea with a glass of rose on Saturday afternoon and it was lovely. We actually walked pass the entrance which is set back from the road. Upon arrival, we were swiftly taken to our table. The ambience of the restaurant is quite relaxing. The only noise was from a man who was speaking quite loudly and animated to his guest nearby. Despite that, it was a lovely afternoon. In particular, I enjoyed the seaweed scone with lobster creme fraiche and the blueberry and elderflower macaron. Normally I never eat macaron as I find them to be too sweet but the macaron was just right. We were quite stuffed. We boxed two of the scones and left a few cakes remaining. Thanks to all the wonderful servers and staff for making our visit a pleasant one. I look forward to returning soon for lunch or dinner.
  35. RF

    RichardF

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lunch with Rebecca and Pete. Lyn and I went on to see “Les Mis”
  36. TJ

    TokyoJacko

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious food and very nice cocktails in a special location in the heart of London. There were lots of staff and they were all very friendly but they lacked a bit of focus in dealing with our requests. Nevertheless, I will go back there again and again since it’s such a lovely and tasty place to dine in London.
  37. KN

    KevinNiceguyalways

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    As always great place to be with fantastic ambience and great music
  38. c

    clintonp

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal. Service was superb and faultless. I would say this is expensive - most starters were £18 but the quality made it worth it. Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms was heavenly - with a subtle, tasty sauce. Other Diners in our party enjoyed the Lamb and the Veal Chop. Extensive Wine List with some zingers in there!
  39. BR

    BenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Eating outside on a sunny at at the Ham Yard restaurant is one of the great pleasures of a Soho summer and our meal here last week was no exception. The place is peaceful and elegant and the service extremely friendly. We had two areas of feedback: firstly, drinks took a while to arrive. Secondly, and more worryingly, the main dish ordered by two of us (cod - £34) was rather disappointing, to say the least. The fish was grey and the sauce was watery. Flavours were insipid. It was a bit of a disaster, in fact and should not have passed quality control. Something had gone very wrong in the kitchen. However, once we complained the staff responded with alacrity and replaced the offending dishes with new orders, plus they offered all four of us desert and a glass of champagne each on the house. So their response to the feedback was exemplary and we are grateful for that. All in all we had a very enjoyable lunch.
  40. s

    suef

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Started off well as I arrived early and was allowed to sit in a lovely area with a cocktail. The restaurant itself is quite noisy. We had to ask for the set menu menu. The food was tasty but not exceptional, the main menu seemed pricy .Not huge portions especially the mackeral starter very mean. The bread (charged extra) was good, but there was a delay in ours arriving - probably still being baked. Service was very friendly but slower than it should be at some points .Overall enjoyed the meal but wouldnt rush back (except maybe for afternoon tea which looked lovely )

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 3913 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 62 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

One Ham Yard London, W1D 7DT

Additional information

  • Area

    Soho

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:30–10:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:45 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Piccadilly Circus Underground station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joe Fox

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3642 1007

  • Private party facilities

    PRIVATE EVENTS & MEETINGS There is a range of private rooms and event spaces at The Ham Yard Hotel. Each of the rooms has striking interiors designed by Kit Kemp and can be personalised to suit the individual style of each event.

  • Private party contact

    events@firmdale.com: 020 7287 4434

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo